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Çukurhan, historic caravansary adjacent to the Ankara Rahmi M. Koç Museum on the old site of Atpazarı (horse market) and opposite the main entrance to Ankara Castle. 
The caravansary belonged to the foundation of Sheikh-ul-Islam Ankaravi Mehmet Emin Efendi and was built in the late sixteenth or early seventeeth century. The caravansary contained a central rectangular, open-air courtyard; the outside was built of stone brick with an interior wooden framework and a tiled roof. During the Ottoman period, the building was used as a typical urban caravansary, functioning as accommodation and as a place of commerce, which for many years contained numerous shops and businesses selling mohair, wool, grain, dried fruits and nuts, vegetables and other goods. After featuring on the World Monuments Fund’s watch list of 100 heritage sites awaiting rescue, in 2006 Çukurhan was leased by the Rahmi M. Koç Museology and Culture Foundation within the remit of the Ankara General Directorate of Foundations’ “restore, manage, transfer” model. Following works carried out from October 2007 to May 2010, the caravansary was faithfully restored to its original state and a glass roof was added to protect the interior of the courtyard. Today, the building is in use as the Divan Çukurhan Hotel.

Abadan Unat, Nermin

Political scientist who received the Vehbi Koç Award for education in 2012.